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Case No. 21-1402

State of Iowa
Caine William Dominguez-Schiesl


State of Iowa


Caine William Dominguez-Schiesl

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for the Appellant

Kelsey Knight (until withdrawal)
R. Ben Stone

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 13, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott J. Beattie and Jeanie Vaudt, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (23 pages)

            Caine Dominguez-Schiesl appeals his convictions and sentence for two counts of attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and willful injury.  On appeal, he claims the district court abused its discretion in admitting video evidence and denying his motion for mistrial.  He also asserts the State provided insufficient evidence to support his four convictions.  And he argues his sentence violates constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment.  OPINION HOLDS:  Because we find the district court acted reasonably and there is substantial evidence in the record to support Dominguez’s guilt, we affirm his conviction.  And after considering the mitigating and aggravating features of his case, we find his sentence constitutional and affirm.

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